Department of Economics

Associate professor

Room: POR/16.A-1.91

Mauricio Prado is an associate professor at the Dept of Economics at CBS. Prior to joining CBS, he earned a PhD degree in economics from the Stockholm University and worked at the University of Cambridge and the IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies. During his doctoral studies, Mauricio was a graduate student at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), a visiting student research collaborator at Princeton University, and also a visiting graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America. In addition to the PhD, he holds a master's degree from the University of Brasilia and a bachelor's degree from the University of Sao Paulo; both in economics.

Mauricio's research deals with political economy and macroeconomic public policy in a broad sense. His current research projects focus on the politico-economic determinants of fiscal capacity and the effects of fiscal fragmentation on economic development, the role of regulation and trade on informality, the discounting of social projects, the welfare costs of business cycles, and the determinants of foreign-direct investment.

Primary research areas
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Finance
  • Political Economics
  • International Economics
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  • Dynamic Macroeconomics (Elite MSc Advanced Economics and Finance)
  • Macroeconomics: the Global Economy (Elite MSc Advanced Economics and Finance)
  • Advanced Macroeconomics (PhD).
Selected publications
  • “Government Policy in the Formal and Informal Sectors”, European Economic Review, 55 (8), 1120-1136.
  • “Warfare, Fiscal Capacity, and Performance” (with Mark Dincecco), Journal of Economic Growth
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João Ricardo Faria; Laudo Ogura; Mauricio Prado; Christopher J. Boudreaux / Government Investments and Entrepreneurship
In: Small Business Economics, 15.3.2023
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João Ricardo Faria; Mauricio Prado; João J. Ferreira / Informality, Infrastructure Investments, and New Firms’ Creation : The Location Strategy.
In: Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 3.2022, p. 321-331
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Giacomo De Giorgi; Mauricio Prado; Battista Severgnini / The Life-cycle of Migrants and Natives in the Danish Experience
Poster session presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of American Finance Association. AFA 2022, 2022
Poster > peer review
Irasema Alonso; Mauricio Prado / Ambiguity Aversion, Asset Prices, and the Welfare Costs of Aggregate Fluctuations
In: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 51, 2.2015, p. 78-92
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Caterina Mendicino; Mauricio Prado / Heterogeneous Firms and the Impact of Government Policy on Welfare and Informality
In: Economics Letters, Vol. 124, No. 1, 2014, p. 151-156
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Irasema Alonso; Mauricio Prado / Equity Trading under Heterogeneity in Ambiguity
Paper presented at European Economic Association & Econometric Society 2013 Parallel Meetings, 2013
Paper > peer review
Mauricio Prado / Informality : Institutional Challenges.
Paper presented at Institutional Challenges in Emerging Economies. SITE Conference 2013, 2013
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Mark Dincecco; Mauricio Prado / Warfare, Fiscal Capacity, and Performance
In: Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2012, p. 171–203
Journal article > peer review
Mauricio Prado / Government Policy in the Formal and Informal Sectors
In: European Economic Review, Vol. 55, No. 8, 2011, p. 1120-1136
Journal article > peer review
Mauricio Prado; Mark Dincecco / Warfare, Fiscal Capacity, and Performance
: SSRN: Social Science Research Network 2011, 37 p., p. 1-37
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Short-term consultant, World Bank, July 24 2020 to June 30 2023